Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

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Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

Postby Trevor » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:28 pm

This is probably a newbie question, but I need some advice... My trusty Kurzweil K2000 has bit the dust and I am considering a newer replacement. I play in a British covers band (60s to present) so a versatile range of on-demand patches is a must... piano, organ, brass, 80s synths, shakuhachi, you name it. I liked the K2000 because I could dial up patch numbers and have them ready for changes on the fly in mid song. Can I get a similar variety from any of the newer keyboards out there? I hear lots of players emulating piano/organ and not too much else. Any advice would be welcome!

Looking to spend less than $1000 if I can... :-)
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Re: Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

Postby Stab Frenzy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:53 am

You should be able to get a K2500 for under $1000 these days, if I were you I'd be sticking with Kurzweil, their stuff is great. If you're looking for new check out the SP4 or PC3LE series, they're a little over your budget but sound great.
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Re: Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

Postby tim gueguen » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:06 pm

What did in your K2000? Any chance it's fixable?
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Re: Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

Postby Trevor » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:40 am

Random and unpredictable, wild slips of transposition while playing--sometimes as much as a minor third up (or down), sometimes even microtonally. I'm not good with electronics at all so am not even sure where to start with self-servicing...
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Re: Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

Postby n3wt15 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:50 am

I have a Kurzweil Pc3x for sale, its a bit over what you are looking to spend, but my favorite of the kurzweils I have owned, plus a computer editor which made things a breeze to work with.
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Re: Replacement for Kurzweil K2000

Postby krzeppa » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:01 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:You should be able to get a K2500 for under $1000 these days, if I were you I'd be sticking with Kurzweil, their stuff is great. If you're looking for new check out the SP4 or PC3LE series, they're a little over your budget but sound great.


I really like the sound of the PC3LE. If you can afford it that would be a good choice. I've almost broke down and bought one a couple of different times because it just sounds so nice. The problem is I don't need because I have enough gear to cover what I need, but that sure is nice board.
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